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Apache 'mod_deflate' Connection State Denial Of Service Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8632

The mod_deflate module in Apache httpd 2.2.11 and earlier compresses large files until completion even after the associated network connection is closed which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption).

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 7
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-1891
Product(s):
  • Apache